How to Plan and Celebrate a Virtual Wedding

The year is 2020 and just like all the movies and television shows we watched in our youth (The Jetson’s anyone!?), we’re officially in the technological age (see: “the future”) and with that comes a shift in how we plan, host and celebrate everything from birthdays to weddings and beyond! 
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With social distancing measures still in place, brides and grooms are having to get creative with how they host their nuptials. Whether that’s forgoing a formal ceremony all together for a more casual (but still very meaningful!) elopement like Jessica and Martin or taking those vows virtual - there’s no reason to skimp on sharing your special day with friends and family. Simply shift your wedding day perspective to something au current and host a virtual wedding! Here we shed light on 5 ways you can make your big day feel special with the help of everyone's trusty companion, The Internet! 
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Online Invitations: 
Just because you’re taking your wedding online, doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on classic traditions like wedding invitations. With the surplus of online services like Paperless Post and evite you can customize stunning invitations and envelopes right down to the font -- and for the fraction of the cost of traditional wedding invites. Not to mention, you’ll be saving the environment by cutting down on paper waste, helping with your carbon footprint. What’s not to love!? 
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Don’t Forego Food & Drink!: 
A cute way to keep things consistent, is sending your guests simple dinner and drink recipes using sites like bonappetit.com or delish.com that they can easily create from the comforts of home for a sense of “togetherness”! When the time comes to toast your new life as bride and groom, you can virtually *CLINK* your Kir Royales (or something comparable) and then dig into a lovely meal of poached salmon and fingerling potatoes al fresco! 
Virtual Vows: 
For the wedding ceremony itself, make sure you create a stunning backdrop using tips and tricks from our recent post HERE - whether that’s a custom arbor or a string or fairy lights purchased from Etsy - pick the decor that feels extra special to you! In your invites, ask your guests to login to the video conferencing app of your choice (Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Houseparty) at a scheduled time and then let the magic happen! If you’d like, you can even schedule a time for a Cocktail Hour prior to your vows so that guests can mix and mingle online before hearing you say “I DO!” (**TIP: Make a Wedding Day playlist on Spotify that guests can play in the background to keep things consistent and unique to you and your sweetheart!) 
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Dress to Impress: 
Virtually tying-the-knot, doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on dressing for the occasion - au contraire. Your guests will still want to see you don your finest garb as you commit to forever with your sweetheart (not to mention, PHOTO OPS!) Taking your wedding online, does mean that you can have a little more fun with your attire and think outside of the box (if you dare!). We’re loving the two-piece ensemble for this type of wedding, like our Maxi Lace Bridal Skirt and matching top. Another trend we’re really into this season is the wedding cape, like our Pearl Capelet which can take even the simplest little white shift gown from ordinary to extraordinary and have your guests talking (or texting!) for days to come.
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Wedding Favors
Another special touch to complete your wedding day festivities is with wedding favors and/or Thank You cards sent virtually as well. Just because you didn’t get to celebrate IRL, doesn’t mean your guests wouldn’t have a special token of appreciation for taking the time to celebrate your love! Consider sending attendees a special little something via an online gifting app like Giftagram or Etsy right to their doorstep with the tap of a button - because, well, sharing is caring! 
No matter how you decide to host and share your wedding with friends and family (virtually or other) we wanted to provide a few tips and tricks to keep your day feeling special, inclusive and something you’ll remember for years to come -- even in the age of social distancing.
 Have YOU hosted an online wedding? If so, we’d love to hear all about it! Send us photos and a little write-up so we can share with our readers! 
Sending you all love and light,
Xo, 
The BLUSH Team 
 
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Meredith Jane Photography
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1 comment

This is o cool !!!!

Allison Blington October 05, 2020

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